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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 31r

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Christ Child: Infancy -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, sits on bed and swaddles Christ Child, with rays as nimbus, laying on her lap. Joseph the Carpenter kneels beside the bed holding a cloth in both hands. Scene in shed with wattle wall, behind which stands ass. In background is hill with tree, and sky. Scene in medallion in right margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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